Finance and Economics Management & Business Others Marketing and PR
3 - 5 Years
September 12, 2017
Director Business Traveler
Travix is a global online travel company operating currently in more than 40 countries (growing to 50) with more than 575 employees and offices in the Netherlands (Main hub), Germany (Operations), London (IT Development) India (Operations), Singapore (Satellite) and the USA (Satellite). Travix was established in 2011 following a merger of leading travel agency brands Vliegwinkel.nl, BudgetAir, Flugladen, CheapTickets.nl and Vayama. Travix’ majority shareholder is John Fentener van Vlissingen’s BCD Group. Travix joint roots go back more than 25 years, with a strong leading focus on innovative IT technologies, online presence and focus on our customers’ needs.
We are significantly outperforming the market with regards to growth, and we are on our way to become the global challenger in the online travel space, whilst keeping our startup mentality. With our 5 brands and an extensive portfolio of >40 websites we are market leader in several countries and growing rapidly on all continents. We are passionate about everything we do. On a daily basis we help thousands of people to find the best flights. We inspire them and guide them through their travel journey. We grow talent. “We move people”
Director Business Traveler
(Entrepreneur with successful growth-hacking track record)
At this moment we are hiring a Director Business Traveler to lead Travix’ commercial proposition for the Business Traveler target group (frequent traveler). We believe Business Travelers book and schedule travel more and more online, separating away from the traditional B2B Travel Management Companies (TMC’s); especially the unmanaged SME Business Travelers. The role reports to our Chief Commercial Officer and is a pipeline position to a bigger leadership post at Travix. In this exciting role you define and lead the new idea from concept to business and will be 100% accountable for its success. This document describes the key challenges and opportunities of the job. Are you ready to join Travix?
Our aim is to be the best in flights, the be the online global travel retailer offering the best deals to consumers. This is an ambitious goal and will not be possible without the people who work for our brands with entrepreneurial drive each day.
As the Director Business Traveler you will be challenged to establish and deliver a new business proposition from scratch to high-value. You are the leader in charge and you act as an entrepreneur who builds its own end-to-end proposition for this segment. For sure you can and will build on a global established platform with great technology and product. Your first main job will be to create a business plan based on current thoughts and studies already done, followed by a detailed overview of required features, products, services and marketing plan to Go-Live. This role offers a unique chance to truly take ownership in driving the growth of our business.
As this is a true business development position within an already established business you will need to collaborate strongly with stakeholders and involved people to line them up for your key goals. As such you will initially lead a virtual team and hugely depend on your lateral influencing skills. Depending on the success and growth of the new business you will be able to expend with an own direct team. The new business development will go hand in hand with establishing strong external partnerships and identifying external alliances and possible suppliers.
Travix is now known as a company with strong consumer brand and consumer focus, you can change this and add the Business Traveler touch and conquer new market segments. When successfully launched this can be a true game changer with gigantic revenue growth. Much of the success will depend on what you bring to the table. At the same time, you will be part of a global team of highly motivated and talented people. You will work closely with the Travix Leadership team to optimize the current solutions, define and execute the new strategy and propositions.
This is a highly visible and leading role in the organization in which you are the true key linking pin between multiple internal teams and external suppliers. Your main responsibilities include Business & Strategy Development, Operational Execution all with full P&L ownership for this business segment.
Business & Strategy Development:
Develop Business Traveler idea/thought to full proposition, including features, product and services requirements.
Create 3-year direction / business plan for Business Traveler proposition, with a clear business case and organizational needs
Identify market & segments and corresponding marketing plan.
Identify and select potential partners and suppliers to launch initiative and maintain successful partnerships.
Deliver on business plan and ensure proper management of initiative.
Lead (virtual) teams and key stakeholders towards goal completion, with a strong collaborative approach.
Full ownership of all commercial KPI’s.
Daily commercial & operational management in current organisation and / or newly defined dedicated organisation.
This position comes with the autonomy to introduce your own ideas and creativity. We are always looking for innovative ways to improve our offerings to our customers. You will work in an international environment with colleagues from all over the world. You will collaborate with our Product Owners and their dedicated teams of developers (SCRUM) to achieve your Business Traveler proposition goals and objectives. As a company we are growing fast and we would like you to help us to reach our goals.
What you bring:
We are looking for a highly driven, ambitious leader with business development experience in (e)commerce.
A multinational team of specialists to inspire and support you
Possibility to follow fun Dutch language courses @ Travix with your colleagues
There’s a good deal of room to be creative and to build your legacy
30.5 days of paid leave, plenty of time to enjoy your global travel adventures
Top floor offices in the centre of Amsterdam , next to Central Station
Nice to have perks: Free fruit, company bar & free beer, foosball / table tennis competitions, great company events, good food and team activities.
Of course you are! Do you recognize yourself in the above profile, we look forward receiving your application by clicking the “apply now” button. For more information about the vacancy and the application process you can contact Remko Verheul at firstname.lastname@example.org .